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Amy has been teaching yoga for 13 years and founded Bend + Bloom in 2008. Her early days of teaching were balanced by her career in social justice and human rights organizing. Amy believes contemplative practices, like yoga and meditation, are essential components to transform our habits so we can build and embody new skills to manifest what we care about in our lives and the world.
Director of Studio Operations
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Emily holds a B.A. from Wake Forest (’00), 700-hr Nutrition Consulting certification from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition (’11), and 200-hr Yoga Teacher certification from Shaktiyoga at Bend + Bloom ('16). She has completed Restorative Yoga training with Marlie McGovern and Hands-On Assists training with Denise Hopkins. Prior, Emily worked in sales & marketing for Gap Inc. and TIME Magazine in San Francisco. She is also a singer and has performed at 54 Below, The Fillmore, the San Francisco Symphony, and the Fillmore Street Jazz Festival. www.emilywadeadams.com
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Tiffany (aka TJ) has over a decade of experience in operations management from international consulting to online media to the non-profit arts sector. With a degree in and passion for graphic design, TJ has freelanced for small businesses and artists over the years as well. Yoga though is her anchor and has been ever since her first visit to Williamsburg’s Greenhouse Holistic in 2003, which led to a teacher training in 2011. Being a yoga studio manager has rocked TJ’s world, merging all of her interests into one beautiful package… and for that, she is eternally grateful.
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Since moving to Park Slope in 2014, Maddie has taken great comfort in the supportive, skillful and generally radical community at Bend + Bloom Yoga. She completed her 200 hour teacher training in 2016 with Julie Dohrman and is currently finishing up her pre-requisite courses for nursing school. Armed with a passion for integrative medicine and the power of mindfulness to heal, Maddie hopes to one day be prescribing yoga and meditation to her patients as an advanced practice nurse.